Apple OS X Yosemite Announced As Free Upgrade: Available From Today

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Apple's most awaited slates this year - the iPad Air 2, which the company claims to be the thinnest in the world and iPad mini 3 have been launched and even the pricing have been unveiled. But the company didn't just announce these new slates, but at the same time it also made the new iMac with 5K Retina display and iMac mini official.

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Apart from the hardware, Apple also announced that, the latest major release of the Apple's desktop operating system - the Yosemite is available as a free upgrade for Mac users from the Mac App Store.

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Apple OS X Yosemite Announced As Free Upgrade: Available From Today

According to Apple, Yosemite delivers a fresh, modern look and introduces Continuity features that make it easy to hand off activities between Mac and iOS devices and even make and receive iPhone calls from your Mac. Yosemite also includes a new Today view, a redesigned Spotlight and updated versions of Safari, Mail, Messages and iTunes.

"OS X Yosemite is the most advanced version of OS X we've ever built, with a brand new design, amazing Continuity features and powerful versions of the apps you use every day," said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering. "OS X Yosemite ushers in the future of computing, where your Apple devices all work together seamlessly and magically. It's something only Apple can do, and it's available today."

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Moreover, OS X Yosemite has also been redesigned with a fresh and modern look. It comes with a streamlined toolbars that makes more room for the content, and users can see translucency to reveal additional app content as you scroll. Other translucent elements, such as window sidebars, take on the feel of your desktop picture and give you a sense of what's hidden behind the active window. App icons have a clean, consistent design, and a new system font improves readability on every Mac and looks stunning on a Retina display.

Talking about the features in brief, Yosemite includes amazing Continuity features, Handoff that automatically passes what you're doing from one device to another, Instant Hotspot makes using your iPhone's hotspot as easy as connecting to a Wi-Fi network, AirDrop now works between Mac and iOS and more.

Pricing, Availability and Compatibility

OS X Yosemite is available as a free upgrade today from the Mac App Store. Yosemite supports all Macs introduced in 2009 or later, and some models introduced in 2007 and 2008. For a complete list of system requirements and compatible systems. Continuity features require iOS 8.1, which is available as a free upgrade starting October 20.

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